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Are there any proven ways to slow myopic progression in children and college students?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

A big article came out last year which proved a slight slowing of progression in those who took Atropine drops. But the drops have side-effects, and i doubt it's worth it. But yes- there definitely was a slight slowing.

Answered Jun 24, 2014

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Dr. Christopher Hood answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

There is not yet enough convincing evidence to support intervention to slow down the progression of myopia (near-sightedness).

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Dr. John Jarstad answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Atropine eyedrops have a proven record of reducing the progression of myopia. See an ophthalmologist.

Answered Jun 24, 2014

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